BrightView Health announces new chief medical officer

CINCINNATI–Cincinnati-based addiction treatment provider BrightView Health has named Dr. R. Corey Waller as its new chief medical officer. The move also marks the transition of one of its founders to a new role with the company.

Waller succeeds BrightView Health co-founder Dr. Shawn Ryan in the chief medical officer role. Ryan now has the title of chief science officer and president of advocacy and external relations. His role will focus on policy advocacy, according to a news release.

CEO Chad Smith co-founded BrightView Health with Ryan and Ray Compagna in 2015. The company focuses on outpatient addiction treatment services. These include medication-assisted treatment (MAT), individual and group counseling, peer recovery support and wraparound social support services.

The company concurrently treats about 20,000 patients at 97 sites in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.

In August, BrightView Health announced it acquired Boston-based Column Health. That deal marks BrightView’s second acquisition in 2022. It also gave BrightView a presence in its second and third new state markets this year.

Chicago-based private equity firm Shore Capital Partners backs BrightView Health. It invested in BrightView Health in October 2017.

Last week, the PE firm Lee Equity Partner acquired addiction treatment provider Bradford Health. Acorn Health, an autism treatment provider owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, acquired seven treatment centers in Florida and in Virginia.